Malliotakis: Restore Legislative Authority Now

A Statement from Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

Governor Cuomo just extended the PAUSE until June 7. To completely shut down the entire state for another three weeks does not make sense when some counties have few cases. Right here in NYC, affordable housing construction and city sewer projects are taking place with DOZENS of workers but other outdoor work like pool or fence installation, landscaping for beautification and other home improvement jobs that require just a couple of workers remain shut down throughout the entire state. To not allow them to go back to work is a decision that lacks consistency. The Speaker of the Assembly should call us back immediately to end Gov. Cuomo’s expanded emergency powers and restore the traditional authorities given to the Legislature, so we have a say in the future of our state.